In honor of the thirtieth anniversary of Women’s History Month, which has as its theme, “Writing Women into History,” Mariann Aalda and Iona Morris (writer-performers of M.O.I.S.T.! the hit, sex-istential comedy-with-music) celebrate the “seasoned” woman, and are donating a portion of the proceeds from their Sunday, March 14, 21, 28 extension at the Hayworth Theatre to the National Women’s History Project in tribute to Norman Lear for his dedication to the positive portrayal of the maturity and diversity of women in television.
Running at the Hayworth to packed houses since December, “M.O.I.S.T.!” (an acronym for the multiple orgasm initiative for sexual transformation) is a laugh-packed assuagement for angst-ridden baby boomers terrified of losing their sexual mojo along with their youth. As much a date-night show as it is a girls-night-out, it encourages women to take responsibility for their own sexual enjoyment while also encouraging men in the many ways in which they might be of assistance.
The show’s premise has the audience as pseudo-attendees at a “M.O.I.S.T.!” workshop orientation led by the never-been-married Sonia Peechee and her recovering empty-nester sister, Ginger Peechee-Keane, who have set a mid-life goal of becoming the Tony Robbins of “seasoned” sexuality.
Penny Johnson Jerald directs, with musical director and arranger-composer Munyungo Jackson, on percussion and Haakon Graf on keyboards.
Tickets are $25, $15 for groups of 10 or more, and $20 for ages 60 and over, and can be purchased online at www.moistonstage.com or by calling (323) 960-4442. The theatre is located at 2511 Wilshire Blvd., near downtown Los Angeles. Showtime is 7 p.m.